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EAC states asked to embrace joint military trainings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) chief of training, Maj. Gen. Willis Byarugaba, has tasked East African member states to pursue joint military trainings which he says will create a united front on combating terrorism and peace building within the region. Speaking at the graduation ceremony …

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Zimbabwe opposition says crackdown worse than under Mugabe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s main opposition said Tuesday a violent crackdown on civilians by the new government was worse than anything in recent years under ousted leader Robert Mugabe, accusing Harare of escalating “terrorism”. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa said state repression had reached new levels following scenes of “terror” …

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Tighter EU terrorism tracking measures take effect

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism in the European Union took effect on Friday as the 28-nation bloc seeks to improve security by sharing information more efficiently. New rules that strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS) should help border guards and law enforcement agencies, …

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TERRORISM: Museveni pushes multi-dimensional approach

Addis Ababa | THE INDEPENDENT | For Africa to combat the threat of transnational terrorism on the continent, it must employ a multi-dimensional approach, President Yoweri Museveni has said. Speaking at the Peace and Security Council Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Uganda’s President Museveni said the approach had to address …

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Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, Qaeda for ‘terrorism’

Nasiriyah, Iraq | AFP | Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah, provincial authorities said. It was the largest number of executions in Iraq on a single day since September 25 when 42 people …

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